I am an artist and educator. I retired on my birthday in January in 2009 after 35 years as a Special Education Teacher. I hold both a Bachelor of Science as well as a Masters Degree from Bridgewater State University and am certified in both Special Education and Art. During my last 10 years of teaching I was able to integrate art as an alternate form of assessment for students while co-teaching high school biology.
I am an established Paper Cut Artist with years of representations in both galleries and museums. Many of my designs incorporate a littoral iconography taken mostly from nature that reflects my coastal residency.
During the summer of 2009 I studied white-line woodcut
printing with Bill Evaul in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
White-line printing or Provincetown Print as it is known was created in 1915 at Provincetown by B.J.O. Nordfeldt. I have embraced this medium as a complement to my paper cutting. I have found this colorful medium a graceful way to interpret both New England as well as New Mexico of which I have been a regular visitor since 1974.
Here are some of the events that I managed to participate in during my 25 years of teaching in the Dennis-Yarmouth School System on Cape Cod and 10 years at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, Ma 1991
Artful Hand Gallery, Orleans, MA, 11/1990
National Institute of Health Clinical Center Art Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, 1990
North Haven Gallery, North Haven Maine, 7/88, 8/2004
Cape Museum of Fine Arts,Silent and Wet Auctions, Dennis,MA
Buzzards Bay Coalition,Rogers Gallery, Mattapoisett,MA 12/1996
Lighthouse Hospice Association, Rogers Gallery, Mattapoisett
Art in the Garden, Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis,MA, 7/1990
The Santuario De Guadalupe, Santa Fe, New Mexico,1990
Biblical Arts Center, Dallas, Texas 1990
Graham Modern Gallery, New York, New York, "Gone Fishing"
Benefit: Families For Children: Non-Profit Agency Operating
Homes for Destitute Children and Women in Bangladesh and India, Milton, MA 1986,'85,'84
Young America Children and Art, Heritage Plantation,Sandwich,